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Deanna Swoboda

Asst Dir (ACD) & Assoc Profr
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405

Deanna Swoboda has enjoyed a vibrant career as a performer, educator, and entrepreneur. As a performer she played tuba with the internationally recognized Dallas Brass and performed hundreds of solo recitals throughout the United States and Europe, including solos and presentations with the United States Army String Orchestra, the Deutsches Tubaforum, the National Conservatory of Madrid, the Porto Portugal Higher School for the Arts Conservatory and St. Petersburg Conservatory. Prior to her appointment at Arizona State University, she served on the faculty at Western Michigan University where she performed with the Western Brass Quintet, taught tuba and euphonium, developed music and entrepreneurship programs, and coached chamber music. In 2005, Swoboda and hornist, Lin Foulk, formed TubaCOR, an ensemble dedicated to commissioning new works for tuba and horn by women composers.

Professor Swoboda is the creator and performer of a band recruitment presentation and DVD called “Band Blast Off.” She has performed hundreds of concerts and presentations around the U.S., supporting and enhancing public school music programs. As an international clinician, solo performer, and advocate for music education, Swoboda has presented and performed at prestigious conferences and meetings such as the International Tuba-Euphonium Conferences (ITEC’s), United States Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Conferences, numerous national and regional Music Educator Conventions including Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, Texas Music Educator Association, Arizona Music Educator Association, Minnesota Music Educators, Oklahoma Music Educators, Maine Music Educators, Kansas Band Masters, as well as the International Women’s Brass Conference. In addition, she has been featured as a guest on the CBS Early Morning Show – with the Dallas Brass, National Public Radio, and BBC radio in London.

Swoboda has also performed with groups such as the Denver Brass, the Monarch Brass, Cedar Rapids Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony and Grand Rapids Symphony. She served as director of education for the Denver Brass and also taught at University of Idaho, University of Nevada Las Vegas, and University of Northern Iowa.

Swoboda’s recordings include, Deanna’s Wonderland (Summit), Shamanic Journey (Potenza), Games for Brass (Summit), Table for Three (Summit) and Fanfare and Flourish (Potenza). She is a past president for the International Tuba Euphonium Association, has served as a board member for the International Leonard Falcone Festival, and is an Eastman tuba artist. She is a proud patroness member of Sigma Alpha Iota and a member of Kappa Kappa Psi.


DMA Tuba Performance, Arizona State University 2010

MM Tuba Performance, Northwestern University 1993

BM Tuba Performance, University of Idaho 1987

Research Interests: 

entreprneurship, pedagogy, performance practice

Summer 2022
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MUP 484Internship
Summer 2021
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MUP 484Internship
Summer 2020
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MUP 484Internship
Summer 2019
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MUP 484Internship
MUE 484Internship